Alexander, Eric

Milestone, 2023CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 29.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 82
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Venerable tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander ushers us out of the pandemic with A New Beginning. He used his time in isolation to dust off the cobwebs on his alto sax. Yes, after 30+ years, this is his recording debut on alto! David Hazeltine (p), John Webber (b) and Joe Farnsworth (d) are his powerful rhythm section. The program includes hot swingers, as well as luscious ballads with strings (conducted by Bill Dobbins), making this an exciting recording. “She Was Too Good To Me”, “Blues For Diane”, “All My Tomorrows”, and “Anita” are highlights.


Publicist: Jazz Depot